Advanced Sport Management Courses "We always have something to bring to the common basket”

27 February 2017

On February 27,2017 first Session of the ASMC was launched  at the Georgian NOC headquarters with the support of the IOC Olympic Solidarity. The following Sessions will be conducted within the defined timeframe during 2017.  The Course was conducted by the IOC certified Program Director. Participants were welcomed by the First Vice President E.Berishvili and NOC Secretary General E. Zenaishvili who is one of the founding members of the NOC with comprehensive knowledge and expertise on all the key issues of the Olympic movement. The First Vice President and the Secretary General made  interesting presentations covering major issues of the management of Olympic Sport Organizations. Experienced speakers were invited from the Ministry of sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia and National Olympic Academy of Georgia. 

Advanced Sport Management Courses will allow administrators, sport officials, volunteers and paid staff at Olympic Sport Organisations to expand their managerial skills while actively contributing to a unique learning community. By developing and presenting case studies, sharing experiences, and studying the material presented in the text, course participants will learn how to implement change and ultimately manage their organisations more effectively.

Advanced Sport Management Courses consist of six modules covering the following topics:

  • Organising an Olympic Sport Organisation
  • Managing strategically
  • Managing human resources
  • Managing finance
  • Managing marketing
  • Organising a major sporting event

Managing Olympic Sport Organisations, developed in cooperation with MEMOS (Executive Masters in Sport Organisations Management), provides the primary content for the learning experience and is the framework for delivery of the courses. The material presented is taken from Olympic Sport Organisations throughout the world and represents a balance of sport management theory and practical examples, providing a rich and extensive database of applied material. By using this book in the Advanced Sport Management Courses, participants should be able to identify what is and is not appropriate for their organisations and learn how to specifically apply the information to improve their organisations.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an Advanced Professional Certificate in the Management of Olympic Sport Organisations, certified by the International Olympic Committee.

First  Session revealed high interest from the participants side. The Session facilitators and speakers covered topics of the MOSO followed by discussions and open dialogues on the current activities and realities at the sport organizations concerned within the context of the covered topics.

This first edition of ASMC had a successful start and all the participants creating learning community are involved actively in  the study process of  MOSO textbook. Last Session of the ASMC will be organized in  June 2017.